Jan. 28th, 2011

Good sense hidden under a scary headline and lead paragraphs.

By Michelle Boorstein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, January 27, 2011

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l Muslim population growth and fertility rates will continue to decline.

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If current trends continue [till 2030], the study found, the number of Muslims in the United States will more than double, from 2.6 million in 2010 to 6.2 million in 2030. The percentage of native-born Muslims in the U.S. is projected to rise from 35 percent today to 45 percent in 2030.

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According to the study’s projections, Muslims make up 23.4 percent of the world’s population of 6.9 billion; in 2030, that percentage will be 26.4. Europe is home to 2.7 percent of the world’s Muslims, a percentage that is predicted to remain stable.

“This will provide a garbage filter for hysterical claims people make about the size and growth of the Muslim population,” said Philip Jenkins, a religious history scholar known for his books on Christianity and Islam.

http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/toolbar.html?4t=extlink&4u=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/27/AR2011012700012.html

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